As the Deputy Associate Administrator for Spectrum Planning and Policy in NTIA’s Office of Spectrum Management, Derek Khlopin is responsible for strategic planning, spectrum affairs and information, and Intergovernmental Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC) programs. He is charged with leading OSM’s work to develop and advance policies that ensure sufficient spectrum access for federal agencies to perform their missions successfully while seeking opportunities to make additional spectrum available for wireless services that advance economic opportunities across the United States. Previously, Khlopin served as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator on spectrum policy, regulation and management, as well as wireless and emerging technologies. Before joining NTIA, Khlopin led the North America government affairs activities for Nokia Solutions and Networks (now Nokia), where he developed the company’s regulatory and policy strategy and represented the company in the U.S. before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Executive branch including its departments and agencies, and in industry forums. He began his career as an attorney-advisor with the FCC. Khlopin holds a J.D. from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and a certificate from its Law and Technology Institute.